Oct. 26: Minnesota State Mankato’s Edina Location to Host Second Colloquium on Analytics, Data Science and Computing

October 22, 2019 | News Story

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Mankato, Minn. – More than 140 students, educators and industry professionals from Minnesota and surrounding states will attend a Colloquium on Analytics, Data Science and Computing from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Edina location (7700 France Ave.).

The event features keynote presentations on “Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence” by computer science author and consultant Chuck Easttom and “Deep Learning in Recommender Systems” by Georgia Koutrika (Ph.D.), a computer scientist, software developer and inventor.

This second colloquium, organized by the Twin Cities Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, DREAM data analytics student organization at Minnesota State University, Mankato and the Metro Analytics Club at Metropolitan State University, also features industry-faculty panels and peer-reviewed papers.

There are more than 25 topics covered in the paper presentations in the areas of big data applications; business management and strategy; emerging technology; data analytics; data ethics; data infrastructure/computing; data management; machine learning, artificial intelligence; and security.

The event is not open to the public, but industry professionals can register to attend for a fee of $99. Online registration is available at https://cadscom2019.eventbrite.com.

For more information or media interviews, contact Rajeev Bukralia, faculty member in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Computer Information Science and vice chair of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis) Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery, by phone at 507-389-1437 or by email at rajeev.bukralia@mnsu.edu.

The Twin Cities Professional Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery was launched by faculty and professionals in Minnesota to benefit dissemination of original research and insights into computing disciplines throughout the area and Upper Midwest region.

The colloquium is sponsored by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence, which is part of the Minnesota State college and university system. The mission of the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence is to engage employers, students and educators to build a more robust information technology workforce in Minnesota. The IT Center, located in St. Paul, Minn., is hosted by Metropolitan State University but works to support all Minnesota State institutions and their information technology-related programs.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Computer Information Science is part of the University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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